Of What Medicinal Value Is The Vegetable/fruit Lady Finger To Us?


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Saddaf K Profile
Saddaf K answered
Lady finger is also known as Okra. It is a very valuable source of nutrition. It can help with the following health conditions:
1. It helps relieve constipation
2. It helps control blood sugar as it curbs the rate at which sugar is absorbed from the intestinal tract.
3. It helps in healing acid reflux
4. It contains soluble fibre which helps in controlling the cholesterol level in our bodies.
5. It contains insoluble fiber too which keeps the intestinal track healthy.
6. Lady Finger helps in reducing risks of deadly diseases like cancer.
7. Lady fingers are especially beneficial for the control of colo-rectal cancer
8. Human body is recommended to have a certain level of vitamin B 6 and folic acid. Half a cup of cooked Lady fingers provide nearly 10% of the recommended levels of vitamin B6 and folic acid.

Here are some nutritional facts of Lady fingers:

Okra Nutrition (half-cup cooked Lady Finger) contains:

* Calories : 25

* Dietary Fiber : 2 grams

* Protein : 1.5 grams

* Carbohydrates : 5.8 grams

* Vitamin A : 460 IU

* Vitamin C : 13 mg

* Folic acid : 36.5 micrograms

* Calcium : 50 mg

* Iron : 0.4 mg

* Potassium : 256 mg
* Magnesium : 46 mg

To retain the nutrients present in lady fingers, it should be cooked as little as possible, eg with low heat or lightly steamed. You can even eat it raw.
suleman asif Profile
suleman asif answered
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Rajesh Shri Profile
Rajesh Shri answered
Lady finger is a common vegetable seen in the local markets. It is cooked in a different ways, in different parts of the world. The vegetable can be steamed, seasoned and even added to soups. The goodness of lady finger is not something that people have only realised recently. The value of the lady finger has been proclaimed and advocated for years.

The vegetable is popular for its diuretic properties. It has been used in the treatment of urinary tract infections for many years now and in many countries of the world. Besides this, lady finger is used as the base for poultices, as a sudorific and emollient and an antiscorbutic. It is also used effectively in the cure of dysuria. The vegetable is used extensively as a plasma replacement and blood volume expander.

In many underdeveloped countries, the lady finger is being made a mandatory part of the daily diet for the undernourished, by the supervising authorities like the UNO and other voluntary organizations. The vegetable, when boiled, becomes slimy and thick. This pulpy form is used to add body to soups and other dishes. This green 'wonder' is excellent for health and is now a popular additive to many alternative healthcare treatments too.
Anonymous Profile
Anonymous answered
Okra contains a high content of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, calcium, iron, zinc, copper and dietary fiber. It is low in cholesterol and saturated fat. That makes it very healthy to eat and ideal for weight loss. If you have boiled okra, it would contain 1 unit of carbohydrates, 2.5g of fiber, 0g of fat and 55kj of energy.
John Nawrocki Profile
John Nawrocki answered
Okra is a beautiful plant with blooms ranging from white through yellow to almost green. The flower resembles hollyhock or hibiscus. I like it in gumbo and fried. To find out food values, recipes and history visit:
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